Gediminas is an Illustration and Concept Artist from Lithuania
Featured Curator: Ali // ctrl-glitch
Joshua Malik is a 19 year old photographer from the United States. He got his start with surreal photography around two and half years ago, and quickly mastered the craft of digital manipulation. When asked what inspired him to start making his dark, earthy, and subdued pieces, he said:
“It was so interesting to me that the weirdest nightmares I had could be turned into a photograph. I am not really the best at drawing or other forms of art, and something clicked between photography, digital manipulation, and my brain.”
Nazario Graziano is an italian freelance illustrator, art-director, graphic-designer.
My world is romantic, ironic, no-conformist. I like to think of it as ’A dive in the past with Gore-Tex lifesaver’.
I take my inspiration from old books, illustrations for kids, sky, snow, rain and rainbows, my little princess Bianca, my wife, my cats, music, old school skateboards, old school tattoos, 80′s memories, 50′s sci-fi movies, typography and so much more that happens day by day…
Sonya FU Man Yi (b.1982 in Hong Kong) is a surrealist artist based in Hong Kong. Growing up in the former British Colony where East meets West, Fu is influenced by both Oriental and Western culture.
Starting from 2010, Fu has exhibited in galleries and art fairs across Hong Kong, China, America, Australia and Germany. Fu’s work has been featured in many renowned art publications including Curvy, Laminate Most Wanted and the Semi-Permanent art books.
My art can be disturbing to the audience, but this is my honest interpretation of the consciousness that lies deep within me. If my work manages to scare, sadden, excite or inspire people, then I am doing the right thing as an artist – creating and conveying emotion.
Featured Curator: Justin Ruckman
The artist and painter Eduardo Rodriguez Calzado describes himself as being obsessed with detail, “expressing emotions through the fragmentation of color”. While the human form or elements of human consciousness are often represented in his pieces, he also enjoys starting with more abstract gestures and colors, and letting the narrative unfold organically.
Etymology: from Latin ruptūra, equivalent to rupt(us), past participle of rumpere, “to break” + -ile, a suffix of adjectives expressing capability, susceptibility, liability, aptitude, etc., from Latin -ilis.
Terry Allen, well known for his installation and performance projects, is a multidisciplinary artist in the truest sense of the term. In addition to his sculptural work and his paintings, writings and drawings, Allen is also a songwriter, composer, pianist and vocalist. He was raised in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and has worked as an artist and musician since 1966.He has received numerous awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Art Fellowships; Awards for the Visual Arts (AVA), Washington D.C.; Bessie (New York) and Isadora Duncan (San Francisco) Critic Awards for text, music, sets, costumes for PEDAL STEAL (Margaret Jenkins Dance Co.); AICA Award 2004, 2nd place (International Association of Art Critics) for Best Show in Commercial Gallery, for DUGOUT I, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA, curated by Peter Goulds; Induction into the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame in 1992; USA Artists Fellowship / USA Oliver Fellow, 2009. Txt
While Mutu employs a variety of mediums including video, installation, and sculpture, she is best known for her large-scale collages on pieces of Mylar.Mutu’s works often make the female body central, and confront the viewer with “plant-like or animal-like elements and intertwined abstract patterns” that merge the organic and the surreal with human forms. These hybrid creatures have bodies made of a combination of machine, animal, human and monster parts. Mutu constructs these warrior-like females out of magazine cutouts, sculpted and painted surfaces, and found materials.The sources her collage images range from a variety of media, including commercial fashion and lifestyle pornography, and automobile and motorcycle magazines. These distorted yet elegant figures that Mutu creates are based on the concept that, “Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body.